August 17, 2020

Mercy Medical Center awarded more than $956,000 for COVID-19 response

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) have awarded $956,059.90 to Mercy Medical Center for federal disaster aid to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mercy is expanding two operating rooms for negative pressure to prevent airborne spread of the disease and purchasing a COVID-19 Module for molecular testing capabilities to test for COVID in its lab, as well as purchasing a portable X-ray machine. [More]
August 12, 2020

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to launch statewide "dad facts" campaign

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is launching a statewide campaign designed to put the facts about what happens to children, families and communities when dads are absent and when they are present and engaged. The campaign, which will visually present bold, graphic messaging such as “Absent Dad = Child Poverty” on billboards, in social media and targeted digital ads, will drive people to a campaign page on the Center’s website with detailed information and calls to action to advocate, donate and volunteer. [More]
August 10, 2020

St. Vincent Charity and University Hospitals to improve access to addiction care

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (SVCMC) and University Hospitals have been awarded a $2.89 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create, in collaboration with SVCMC, the NE Ohio Center for Addiction Research, Prevention, and Education (“CARPE”) Collaborative. This grant, which will be provided over a period of five years, will expand and extend the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in partnership with and alongside the long-standing SVCMC Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Funding will be used to increase the number of board-certified addiction psychiatrists and addiction medicine physicians trained in Northeast Ohio. [More]
August 6, 2020

Mercy Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mercy Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. [More]
August 4, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton helps homelessness system help those who can't stay at home

During a stay-at-home order, how do you help those who have no home to go to? The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and other local funders have helped the Stark Housing Network and its partners answer that question, keeping clients safe during the pandemic and also helping them navigate during ever-changing circumstances. The efforts were recently highlighted in the Chronicle of Pandemic Philanthropy. [More]
July 30, 2020

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families receives $1.3 million grant to serve young men

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has received a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs to promote optimum health among males ages 13-19 years of age. The center is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) on the three-year project to target young males who reside in DJJ’s long term facilities, are transitioning to the community or are under DJJ community supervision. [More]
July 29, 2020

U.S. News ranks Mercy Medical Center one of top 20 hospitals in Ohio

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, recently released the 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings and recognized Mercy Medical Center as one of the top 20 hospitals in Ohio. U.S. News also rated Mercy Medical Center as "high performing" in several areas, including treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and hip and knee replacement. [More]
July 27, 2020

St. Vincent Charity surgeons participate in nationwide clinical trial of 2-level total disc replacement for neck pain

Two St. Vincent Charity Medical Center surgeons, Robert McLain M.D., and James Anderson M.D., are participating in a nationwide clinical trial investigating the safety and effectiveness of two new total disc replacement (TDR) devices intended for the treatment of 2-level cervical disc disease in the neck. The study currently includes 21 sites in 15 states across the country with an expected primary completion date of Spring 2023. St. Vincent Charity is the only hospital in Cleveland and the state of Ohio to be participating in the study. [More]
July 23, 2020

Sisters of Charity Health System supports statewide mask mandate

On behalf of our Catholic health ministries in Ohio, the Sisters of Charity Health System shares our support for Governor Mike DeWine’s statewide mask mandate. Masks play a vital role in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and protecting life. Recently, we have joined with other Catholic health, human services and education ministries across the country to bring awareness to the importance of this vital issue through the #LoveThyNeighbor campaign. [More]
July 21, 2020

Joseph's Home peer recovery specialist provides a look into the support residents and alumni receive

Joseph's Home Peer Recovery Specialist Jeffrey Saunders shares lived experiences to assist residents and alumni to help them overcome struggles with substance use, mental health or psychological trauma. Jeffrey is actively involved with assisting residents through their recovery by offering advice, showing support, connecting to community resources and much more. [More]

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